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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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6 % alc/vol, 32 IBU, is a Rauch Beer lager brewed in the true Bamberg tradition. Smooth, assertive and well balanced. This beer was the winning recipe from the Norwegian homebrewer’s championship in 2011. We appreciate the fact that Erlann Eldorsen came to brew with us! Ingredients: Pilsnermalt, peated malt, crystal malt, Munich malt, hallertau and Tettnang hops, German lager yeast and Grimstad water.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1476) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2012
On tap at the farewell to NY after party at Proletariat. Pours dark brown with a ruby tinge. Aroma is meaty and slightly catty. Bacon notes with loads of munich malt. Minimal hops presence. Caramel and meat in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10541) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration Tune-Up, London. Pours lightly hazy red-brown with a creamy, tan foam head. Mild smoke in the nose with some fruity notes as well. Medium sweet flavor with understated smoke, rocks, light coal, light caramel. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Decent smoke comes through in the finish with some dark chocolate, mild caramel. Very decent smoked beer. Somewhat understated, but I suppose that ain’t such a bad thing when it comes to smoked beers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3886) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Black with a small head. Slightly smoked but not to an overpowering extent.Left quite a lot of sediment.Easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
Aroma of smoke, coal, roasted malts and some leather. Palate is medium with a slick palate. Very smokey taste, but a nice balance also. A very Nice beer from Nøgne Ø.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Good brew from Nogne. Deep reddish brown pour with a medium filmy head. Nose is nice and Bamber-y in just the way I was hoping for. Very smooth body, almost heavy enough to pass for a porter. Taste is a bit different than the nose, with slight more char and even a touch of juniper perhaps? Like one of those traditional ale experiments these and other Scandinavian brewers put out in a sense. But it certainly tilts more towards a traditional rauch and, while it won’t displace Aecht, it was better than average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
500 ml bottle from The Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a deep, dark, opaque brown with a finger of beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma of smoked malts, tobacco, roast, and powdery chocolate. The flavor is smokier, but still fairly mild and has some dark fruits. Medium-bodied, with soft carbonation and a smoky, roasty mouthfeel. Not a bad smoked ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 26, 2012
Milder Beginn mit nur leichter Rauchigkeit. Erfrischend, zu trocken. Auch im Mittelteil zu mild, die Raucharomen sind hier ehr noch geringer. Dunkelmalziger Abgang. Schade! 10/9/8/8/10/8

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6363) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours black with a thin beige head and a very smoky treacle aroma. There is a charcoal and dark molasses flavor that sticks to the palate. A bit too smoky for me, otherswise not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a slight beige head. Aroma of smoke (and pine?). Med minus body. Flavor is ashy charcoal with a hint of toffee or treacle. Finishes dry, smoky and astringent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Black pour with creamy tan head. Faintly roasted malts and smoky nose. Super light and dry body. Lingering but faint smokiness. Clean and slightly smoky finish


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